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The Fifth Day of Christmas, Brought to You by Bloomberg and Beto-Backed Texas Lawmakers

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Fifth Day of Christmas, Brought to You by Bloomberg and Beto-Backed Texas Lawmakers

On the Fifth Day of Christmas, Anti-Gun Reps Gave to Thee: Local Gun Control 

NRA-ILA is counting down the legislative lumps of coal that anti-Second Amendment lawmakers in Texas are leaving in gun owners' stockings this year.

The 2021 Texas legislative session is less than a month away. Please support NRA-ILA as we work with gun owners to STAND YOUR GROUND on your Second Amendment rights at the Capitol in Austin next year!   

Next up: House Bill 238 by Rep. Terry Meza (D-Irving), which repeals the state firearms preemption law, allowing cities and counties to regulate guns and ammunition in any manner they see fit. 

Municipalities like Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio could be free to enact gun bans, magazine limits, licensing and registration schemes, and prohibitions on carrying firearms on your person or in your car. Only five states -- CT, HI, MA, NJ & NY, all bastions of gun control -- have no preemption protection. Preemption ensures uniformity in state gun laws so that honest citizens aren't subject to confusing and conflicting local restrictions or denied their Second Amendment rights based on where they live, work or travel.

The importance of preemption was highlighted back in March during the early stages of COVID-19, as city and county officials adopted emergency orders closing most businesses, including gun stores. Attorney General Ken Paxon ruled in Opinion No. KP-0296 that these local orders could not regulate or restrict the sale of firearms, and he relied heavily on Texas' firearms preemption statute in his opinion.

NRA-ILA has worked nearly every legislative session to improve Texas' firearms preemption law and further protect your rights. We will oppose any attempt to repeal or weaken it in the 2021 legislative session.​

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Friday, July 19, 2024

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Monday, July 15, 2024

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Monday, July 15, 2024

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Following President Donald J. Trump’s announcement of his selection of U.S. Senator J.D. Vance as his running mate, the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) released the below statements.

Third Circuit Affirms Denial of Preliminary Injunction in NRA-ILA-Supported Challenge to Delaware’s ban on “assault weapons” and “large-capacity magazines.”

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Third Circuit Affirms Denial of Preliminary Injunction in NRA-ILA-Supported Challenge to Delaware’s ban on “assault weapons” and “large-capacity magazines.”

On Monday, July 15, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction in Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association v. Delaware Department of Safety & Homeland Security, NRA-ILA’s lawsuit challenging ...

New Hampshire: Critical Pro-Gun Privacy Bill Signed Into Law

Friday, July 12, 2024

New Hampshire: Critical Pro-Gun Privacy Bill Signed Into Law

On Friday, July 12th, Governor Chris Sununu (R-New Hampshire) signed HB 1186, "an act relative to firearm purchaser's privacy."

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Monday, July 8, 2024

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The United Nation’s Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons In All Its Aspects (PoA) is now almost 23 years old.

New Orleans Tries an End-run around Constitutional Carry

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Monday, July 8, 2024

New Orleans Tries an End-run around Constitutional Carry

Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry (R) assumed office on January 8 of this year and wasted no time working to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Louisianans. 

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.